"One way to deal with the problem would be for someone (councils, police, sport clubs, schools, parishes) to organise contact-sport activities where the young testosterone thugs could let off steam in a controlled environment."
What a ridiculous thing to say regarding this case.
The cops were incredibly heavy-handed on how they dealt with the football fans. I would bet that this being a low league match the cops weren't particularly experienced with dealing with real hooligans of the area, i.e Ruch Chorzow, Gornik Zabrze.
Some idiot cop shot a guy and killed him.
In my eyes he should be charged with manslaughter.
The use of plastic bullets is archaic. Completely unescessary in this day and age. Polish cops have plenty of pepper spray and the use of water cannons, as well as truncheons. And a young man is dead because of the wrong actions of the Police.
The ad hoc reaction would be to have the wreckers clean up and repair the damage they did with their own grubby hands. If they are juveniles their parents should be required to pay. If they lack the money, the bailiff could always take the old man's TV set. Dad would fix his rioting brat just fine.
You've written some really dumb sh!t in your time, but that's might just be the winner.
The actions of the Police caused these riots. I'm certainly no fan of football hooligans but if a cop killed one of my friends I'd be first in line to throw rocks at the ba$tard$